Apple iTunes 11.3 Update Adds Support iTunes Extras for HD on Mac, Apple TV

Apple today released iTunes 11.3, a software update that adds support for the 'all-new iTunes Extras for HD movies' on both Apple TV and Macs. iTunes Extras differ based on specific movie releases, but can include behind-the-scenes videos, short films, high-resolution image galleries, director’s commentaries, scenes and more. These are many of the extras often included on DVD and Blu-Ray discs, sadly missing from online purchases, until now. If you had previously purchased a movie on iTunes, you might benefit from all new content.If you own an Apple TV, you'll need to software update version 6.2, if you have not already. With the update in place, you'll gain access to new menus where you'll find new content related to your … [Read more...]

TSMC Begins Shipping Processors To Apple For Use In iPhones, iPads

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Apple has taken another step in reducing their reliance on Samsung by starting to accept shipments of processors from chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The shipments were part of a deal struck between Apple and TSMC last year, one that ends a reliance on Samsung who had been the single source of chips used in both iPhones and iPads. The agreement between the two companies is expected to include work on next generation chips, which could include the A9. … [Read more...]

Photos and Video Of Alledged iPhone 6 Rear Shell

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It appears that we have safely navigated from the steady stream of mockups of the next generation iPhone to part leaks for Apple's new iPhone 6. The latest comes from Russian retailer Feld & Volk (via MacRumors), who provide high resolution photos of the back shell of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The all-metal design has a cut-out for the Apple logo, along with headphone and lightning ports at the bottom. … [Read more...]

How to add U.S. holidays to your calendar on iPhone and iPad

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If you recently started adding calendars in iOS in attempts to get more organized, you may find yourself a bit dismayed at the lack of holidays. Since most of us schedule vacations, time-off and other events around holidays, it makes perfect sense to include them on your calendar. Apple sells products worldwide, so they cannot push holidays to your calendar, simply because they don't know which holidays you celebrate. Since the majority of our readership is in the United States, here's how to add U.S. holidays to your calendar on iPhone and iPad.Some of you may have created a new calendar and started to manually add events. That will get the job done, but it's not a good use of your time and does handle dates well into the future. … [Read more...]

Apple Hires Two Nike FuelBand Engineers To Work on Wearables

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Nike's sudden decision to end its FuelBand products has created an opportunity for Apple to add talent to their team of engineers focused on wearables. In the past year, there have been multiple reports of new Apples hires, many of which have experience and expertise in health and fitness tracking. Apple has bolstered their team, adding two new engineers from the now defunct Nike FuelBand team.9to5Mac reports that Ryan Bailey and Jon Gale have fled Nike to work for Apple. Bailey held the position of Senior Test and Validation Engineer while at Nike. At Apple, his title is Mechanical Design Engineer. Gale's title at Nike was Senior Firmware Engineer. His title changes to Sensing Systems Engineer at Apple.While it remains unclear … [Read more...]

How to add, delete or hide calendars on iPhone or iPad

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Apple's excellent Calendar app is a great way to organize your busy life. The app offers the basic productivity tools that will meet the needs of most people who are looking to keep track of important appointments, meetings and events. Both the iPhone and iPad benefit from iCloud, which keeps your events in sync. Changes you make become immediately accessible from any iOS device or your Mac or PC. It's this sort of convenience that is one of the many reasons why the Calendar app can be the perfect solution to your calendaring needs. If you are finding your schedule increasingly busy and need help, we've got you covered. Here's how to get started using the Calendar app. … [Read more...]

Video: Purported Sapphire iPhone 6 Display Shows Amazing Durability

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Following the steady stream of iPhone 6 mock-ups, which were recreations using non-Apple parts, we are starting to see more in the way of puported part leaks. Earlier today, we had a first look at the alleged glass display cover for the iPhone 6. That video showed how the display part responded to bending. A new video, this one published by Marques Brownlee, puts the purported sapphire iPhone 6 display through a much more comprehensive battery of tests to test its durability. … [Read more...]

How to add, update or find a calendar event using Siri

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If you use the Calendar app on your iPhone, using Siri can make managing your busy schedule much easier. Using just your voice, your iPhone and iPad can most of the typical tasks you would need from the Calendar app. The key to use Siri effectively is often in how you make a request. Read on for a complete guide on how to create new events, update an existing event or simply find an event – all using Siri! … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 3 To Developers

Apple has released the third beta update for the upcoming iOS 8 release scheduled for this fall. iOS 8 beta 3 showed up today as an OTA (over the air) update. Developers who are currently working with this release can update provided they have 3.4GB of free storage. The update includes the requisite bug fixes and improvements. As we find changes, we'll update this post accordingly.Developers should also find access to the latest beta releases in the Apple Development portal. Those wishing to discuss the latest release can do so in our iOS 8 forums. … [Read more...]